Addressing gender inequalities driving the spread and impact of HIV and AIDS on farms in Hoedspruit, Limpopo Province, South Africa

In partnership with the Hoedspruit Training Trust (HTT), IOM set up the Commercial Farm workers HIV Prevention and Care project in mid-2005. Operating on 18 commercial farms in the Hoedspruit area, the project provides a holistic approach to tackling HIV and has four components.

  • In the workplace
  • Care and support
  • Behaviour change communication
  • Addressing gender issues

Since May 2006, Sonke Gender Justice has been the key partner working on the gender component of this project, in conjunction with HTT. This component is designed to redress gender imbalances that contribute to problems in dealing with the HIV epidemic on commercial farms.